AHA awarded Bangladeshi physician scientist
Bangladeshi physician scientist Dr Ruhul Abid has been awarded with the prestigious Werner Risau Investigator Award in Vascular Biology from American Heart Association (AHA).
Dr Abid, who is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Center for Vascular Biology Research, USA, has got the honor for his outstanding research that breaks the myth in the mechanism of developing coronary artery disease or heart attack.
In a telephone interview with The Daily Star, Dr Abid explained, "A group of molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) is generally believed to play harmful roles in developing coronary artery disease. But our research revealed the findings contrary to the popular belief. It will strengthen our understanding of atherosclerotic heart disease and heart attack, and will also force us to revisit the premise of the use of antioxidants, such as Vitamins E and C and beta carotene, to help prevent heart attack."